Clearing out the decks has been something of a priority for West Ham this summer and nowhere more than upfront.
Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez have already been sold and Javier Hernandez is also on the list of forwards who could move on.
So far the Mexican is yet to find himself a new club but that could be about to change with Calcio Mercato reporting that AC Milan may end up looking at him.
The Serie A side have limited funds this summer, with financial issues at the club already seeing them kicked out of the Europa League, and so they need to be careful with their spending.
That has seen them looking into players with only a year left on their current contracts and Hernandez falls into that bracket.
His contract situation, plus West Ham’s desire to move him on, make the striker an attractive option with Calcio Mercato stating that ‘such an attacker would be really comfortable’ at the San Siro.
There is, however, a problem and that’s Hernandez’s wages. He’s currently earning €4m a year at West Ham, around €83,000 per week, and that’s seemingly an issue for Milan with the website saying it is an ‘obstacle’ to the potential move.
Perhaps Hernandez will be willing to take a pay cut or West Ham could offer to pay a portion of his wages for the final year of his deal, simply to get some of the salary off the bill.
With Hernandez wanting to leave, West Ham feeling similar and AC Milan offering a solution, there’s a deal there to be done.